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29 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Spica Technology is to deliver 32 remote maintenance platforms to be installed on the wind turbines of Ørsted's Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in Liverpool Bay, UK. The 258MW wind farm comprises 32 MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines which have been in operation since May 2017. The remote maintenance platform is an add-on data collection system […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]

9 November 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

LM Wind Power has inaugurated a new Technology Center Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.

29 May 2018 Authorities, Technology, Wind Farm Update

On 15 May, the Scottish government approved the variation application submitted by Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited (KOWL) in November 2017 for the floating wind project to be built some 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen.

19 January 2018 Technology

HBM, a supplier of foundation monitoring systems including both resistive and fiber-optical strain gauges, has weighed the technical advantages and costs of both technologies, ultimately advocating the use of fiber-optical strain gauges on offshore wind foundations. 

9 October 2017 Technology

It has been said more than once so far that offshore wind is a resource that can largely contribute to meeting the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. According to Bent Christensen, Vice President at Siemens Gamesa, offshore wind technology is already at a point to help meet COP21 goals.

23 August 2017 R&D, Technology

The global drive for low-carbon solutions has powered more renewable energy technologies looking to hit the market and Lloyd's Register is one of the first-hand witnesses of this as the company is seeing an increase in inquiries for technology qualification and foresees a significant growth over the next 5 to 10 years, according to John Yates, Offshore Business Development Manager at Lloyd's Register.

15 August 2017 Technology

The 66kV cable technology opens up new space within an offshore wind project’s supply chain as it brings some novel features, and this is especially true for floating wind.

10 August 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

The developers of the  252MW DeBu offshore wind project are considering adding two more demonstration wind turbines to test the suction bucket foundation technology at the site in the German North Sea.

21 July 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

In October, Australian company Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) will deliver a new system for detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to Boskalis, recently contracted together with Fugro to survey and identify UXO along the cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.

19 July 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

ABB has won a USD 30 million (approx. EUR 26 million) order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) to enable voltage stabilisation and enhanced power quality for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

28 June 2017

By Emma Anderson, Ecosse Subsea Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd. (ESS), based in Aberdeenshire, are delighted to announce the award of U.S.Pat.Nos. 9422690 and 9657455 for their SUST (SCAR Uninterrupted Soils Testing) plough technology. The ESS Over-the Stern Plough System is protected under patents pending in the EU (13728243) and in the U.S.(2014/0150303 A1). This proprietary […]

7 February 2017 R&D, Technology, Vessels

Limpet Technology, an Edinburgh-based engineering company, is developing a new offshore personnel transfer system and completed the first prototype in January.

16 January 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore's Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.

13 January 2017 Business & Finance

Danish company Floating Power Plant (FPP) has embarked on a EUR 10 million capital raise, supported by the company Johnston Carmichael.

22 September 2016 Grid Connection, Technology

Nexans has given a boost to its high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable portfolio with cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation designs now fully qualified for 320kV and type-tested at 525kV, and mass impregnated paper insulation now ready for 600kV. HVDC power links are now able to utilize Nexans XLPE cables that are qualified to 320kV, while type testing at […]

19 September 2016 R&D, Vessels

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has introduced a range of new class notations which cover offshore support vessels (OSVs) intended to operate in renewable energy sectors such as the offshore wind market. LR has also launched the special feature notation, ‘W2W’ (Walk-to-Work), which is applicable to personnel transfer systems. These systems are now increasingly used not only in […]

24 June 2016

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), RES Offshore and Lloyd's Register have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on offshore wind collaboration. The MOU was signed during the 11th Taiwan-UK Renewable Energy Conference held from 30 May to 1 June in Taiwan, where 14 UK companies and 22 delegates shared their expertise on renewable energy, especially on offshore wind industry. Taiwan is […]

7 June 2016 R&D, Technology

HiDef today informed that its bespoke ultra-high resolution digital video aerial technology had been confirmed as the standard bearer for offshore wildlife surveys by academics from the University of Kiel. The study, published in May, has highlighted the effectiveness of HiDef’s technology, with a direct comparison to two still camera platforms. The study reports on the findings […]

3 May 2016 Technology

Barge Master has received the Spotlight on New Technology award for its T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.  "We are extremely honored to be receiving the Spotlight on New Technology award for our BM-T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane. We are earnestly grateful for the recognition we have received […]

4 April 2016 R&D, Technology

DNV GL has certified a new technology for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades in a special process from a polyurethane resin and a glass fiber fabric, developed by Covestro, a supplier of high-tech polymer materials headquartered in Germany. According to Covestro, its system is the world's first polyurethane resin to receive this certification. "This brings us a […]

26 January 2016

The inaugural Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia exhibition & conference will be held in March in Thailand. The event, hosted by Thai Ministry of Energy and the national Nuclear Society, will take place from 23 to 25 March in Bangkok's International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Thailand has the second highest primary energy demand in the ASEAN region and […]

12 January 2016

A strong partnership has resulted in the development of a new wind turbine technology, which could mean a leap forward in blade control and cost reduction. Leading Danish wind industry players and the scientific community have joined forces to develop the iRotor technology, a solution which uses wireless sensor technology to measure changes in the […]

8 January 2016 Business & Finance

JDR has appointed James Young as its Chief Technology Officer, who will take up the role with effect from 1st February 2016. In his prior role as Engineering Director, Young led the attraction and development of JDR's engineering talent for many years, the company said. David Currie, CEO, said: “This appointment truly recognises the responsibilities and key contribution […]

9 December 2015 Technology

Paul Floren, Global Communication Leader at GE Power Conversion, said that technology innovation plays a key role in reaching global climate change targets, which are being discussed at the ongoing COP21 summit in Paris. Read the full article: With the United Nations COP21 meeting in full swing, all eyes are on global climate change targets […]

9 December 2015

International renewable energy organisations have come together at COP21 in Paris to demonstrate that reliable 100% renewable energy is not only possible, but that systems already exist today with significant potential for expansion. The side event, organised by the REN Alliance – a partnership of organisations representing the solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and bioenergy sectors […]